Geometry Processing and Digital Fabrication
The focus of the Geometry Processing and Digital Fabrication Group lies on fundamental research of geometric modeling and geometry processing algorithms that afford novel approaches to computational design for digital fabrication. Our domain is the field of visual computing, where disciplines like graphics, geometry, and fabrication meet and share an internationally visible platform with a strong scientific and commercial impact.
Our work encompasses low-level computational processing of geometry, development of efficient algorithms for structural optimization, computational shape analysis and synthesis, and last but not least interaction with the user. Our research aims to provide algorithmic solutions for the generation of geometric models suitable for digital manufacturing. The goal is to help humans, in particular designers, specialists and enthusiasts, but also unexperienced users, create products in an intuitive and an automated manner such that they can be easily fabricated with digital manufacturing devices.